About this course
This course provides an accessible introduction to trauma in the context of the workplace – covering how and why traumatic responses are generated in the brain and body, and how these may look and feel, in order to foster a more supportive and understanding working environment.
- Learn what trauma is, and how it can affect individuals – covering potential risk factors and predisposition to trauma, what happens to the brain and body when trauma is experienced, and why people may respond differently to the same event.
- Examine some responses to trauma, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – its prevalence, how it can look and feel, and how it might affect working relationships.
- Explore how to respond sensitively to signs of exposure to traumatic events or ‘vicarious trauma’ in yourself and in others – including recognising coping strategies.
- Consider practical ways to support wellbeing and reduce the impact of trauma within a ‘trauma-informed’ workplace – especially the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.